Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi is home of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Air Education and Training Command, turning out nearly one-third of our nation's best-trained pilots. With more than 3,000 military and civilian employees, the base has a local economic impact of almost $250,000,000 annually. Columbus AFB is located nine miles north of the city of Columbus .
Columbus is the county seat of . The population was 25,944 at the 2000 census.